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The Flipped Class = flipped homework

CJ Westerberg, April 15, 2012 12:53 PM


Update January 2013 - Interesting posts and conversations about the flipped classroom and homework, Homework and the Flipped Class by Jonathan Bergmann and Not Flipping for Flipped by Josh Stumperhost
and the Why the Flip's  a Flop by Lisa Neilsen

April 2012.  Update.   The Daily Riff started featuring numerous exclusive and original articles in early first quarter 2011 about the flipped class. 
This post appeared in orig. September 2011. 

(Ed Note.: Been thinking about the flipped class and its relationship to solving homework issues -  - after all, flipping a class is also flipping homework. (UPDATE: I stand corrected, see links above!) I know, "no kidding, Sherlock" you may be thinking, but the flipped class will have impact on disrupting the concept of homework.  We can learn much in the process.  The following are a couple random comments - do check out the other related posts (which also have comments) below post. For those just finding out about the flipped class, this is a good place to start.
-  C.J. Westerberg

Disrupting the Concept of Homework  

Brian Steffen writes:

I JUST started this in AP Stats as well as introductory probability.
I agree that this should be coupled with reading of texts as well and not as a replacement. I try to keep videos to under 10 minutes. This allows for a just the right amount of time for input. They follow up with a Google form that demonstrates to me they actually watched the video. This gives them 2-3 minutes of processing and output from the lesson.
The kids are geeked about the reversal of time spent at home and in the classroom. "So, I can watch the video without all the class distractions?" asks one of the students. Note-taking now includes more questions about what they are watching, providing greater depth of exploration on their own.
I'm hoping to expand to include student work as demonstrations and challenge them to improve on my work. Make the learners the instructors as well.
I use Promethean and love it. We have an elementary teacher using Screenchomp on a few iPads with her 4th graders. She is finding it to be not just for reteaching, but also as an assessment tool.
Lastly, recency is primacy! If they watch it and work it correctly before they sleep, there is the best opportunity for storage of "good" data that night.

Greg Green writes:

I had the pleasure of meeting Jon and Aaron at ISTE through TechSmith and the flipped classroom is the key to the future. We have flipped our ninth grade center and have seen a reduction in our failure rates, improve grades, a decrease in our discipline rates and increases in our standardize testing scores. We are flipping our entire school next year. It properly aligns the students needs with a school's resources. It is a game changer for at-risk students! Find us at www.flippedhighschool.com.

Originally posted The Daily Riff - September 14, 2011
Other comments and posts related to the flipped classroom:

How The Flipped Classroom is Radically Transforming Learning by Jon Bergmann

The Flipped Class:  Myth or Reality?

Are you Ready to Flip?

The Flipped Class Revealed:  What a good one looks like

Teachers Doing the Flip to Help Students Become Learners

The Best Way to Reach Each Student?  Private Math Teacher Flips Learning by Stacey Roshan

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